Just saw at the theater. One of the best docu-drama-stories-movie ever. The reason is because it was able to take a boring subject and still captivate our ENTIRE interest. It REALLY got under my skin, plus my brother’s skin (almost impossible) and was able to STOP US in our tracks.
We have changed our eating habits, our way of life.
We stopped at the grocery store after we saw the movie. It was amazing – huge rows upon rows of brightly colored packages of pretty much, NOTHING. We looked at the ingredients – corn this, corn that. Corn syrup, solids, liquid, seasoning, powder, starch, di this di that, mono this mono that. EVERYTHING was FAKE.
The fish counter was especially sad. Small print everywhere: farm raised from some exotic locale like Thailand, China or Chile… And the selection was paltry. Mostly tilapia or shrimp in "butter," bbq sauce, peppers or breaded…
Wikipedia just read: "Tilapiines are also among the easiest and most profitable fish to farm…"
Well that figures. Fish is probably high in mercury anyway.
As for the fruits and vegetables, they were probably just ok… but we wanted organic rather than the big beautiful tasteless flavorless stuff.
Food Food EVERYWHERE but not a bite to eat. Not a bite of down home REAL food, that is. Best bet: Starbucks coffee and a pastry. Wow – are they filled with corn syrup solids?
This movie featured a family eating the dollar menu at McDonalds. Cheap food, filling, but the Dad takes SO much medication. Nice family… really sad.
There’s was a farmer in Nebraska or somewhere in this movie who amazed me. He looked really healthy, and he raised his own animals and prepared them for purchase that people drove 100s of miles to come buy. The animals were so well treated, fed pure wholesome food, and he probably has his own garden.
He was like, a hero.
Then there was a sweet older man who cleaned seed. How natural, normal and wonderful with his amazing old and WELL BUILT cleaning machine. THOSE must have been the days – when stuff WORKED FOREVER if you took care of it.
What happened to us? To this country? USA?
As for Monsanto – beating up this guy to a pulp using the legal system – beating up ALL the good, traditional farmers who didn’t want to buy Monsanto’s genetically modified seed year after year.
WELL I’LL BET Monsanto lawyers and executives DON’T feed their families crud-burgers and fries.
They probably buy the best at restaurants that serve organics because Organic tastes best.
And their wives probably feed the kids really healthy good stuff…
I could be wrong about this… maybe Monsanto Cargill folks eat what they create. Chem-burgers from terribly sad steers and cloned veggies and fruits sprayed to hog heaven with pesticides and additives.
I told my friends – all the good people – "go see this movie and change your ways." All the bad people – "go to the fast food restaurant and have a burger or two, double the cheese, double the fries and lots of soda. mmmmm."
I jest… or do i?
In summary – this movie is perhaps, pivotal. In a huge huge way. It’s shocking how they were able to reveal the truths some want to hide at almost murderous cost.
It can be heartbreaking when you see good good salt of the earth people just beaten all to smithereens by glossy corporate suits.
Let’s all bow down to the almighty bottom line… the almighty dollar.
The irony is this: You destroy your competition and become super powerful and rich. Then what? You buy a luxury home and yacht and go shop at the grocery store for twinkies and dingdongs?
You eat mercury fish? tasteless beef that needs gallons of BBQ sauce and burnt fat just to taste good?
I don’t think so. Things are all topsy turvy.
Dear Monsanto, stop trying to own the world and destroy every vestige of honest independence and goodness. Stop trying to dominate, control, and probably RUIN my world.
When people raise animals with kindness and care, feeding them wholesome REAL food they need, killing them quickly and painlessly, and able to use natural waste to fertilize and grow delicious fruits, vegetables and grains, life can be incredibly wonderful.
Your company is trying to own everything and everybody. Yes, every BODY.
In the end, if you get your way, soylent green and tortured animals will be all we have.
After all, we’ve already lost 90% of good ocean fish.
This movie inspired me… to write WAY too much… Anyway, good people, GO SEE. And bad people, GO SEE.
And then, go see the movie "HOME."
It’s also incredible, and impossibly beautiful as well.